Mother nature wants you to know that...

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Red and yellow shells

You have probably eaten the seeds that grow inside these red and yellow shells from time to time. Usually, they are served roasted and salty. Can you guess what they are?

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Tasty!

Indeed, they are pistachios.

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Handiwork

The green plant in this picture probably reminds us of something very different than what it actually is. We thought about cucumbers or zucchinis at first. But what you see here is…

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Black gold

Vanilla! The orchids produce the second-most expensive spice after saffron. That's because growing the seed pods is labor-intensive. Just think of hand pollination and the fact that each seed pod ripens at a different time.

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An apple a day ...

This yellow fruit is just the fleshy part of what we are looking for. It can be used too - for alcohol or to blend juice. However, we are interested in the seed that can be found encased in a shell. Do you see it?

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Very flexible

Most of you should not have a problem identifying this nutty fruit. It's a cashew. Well done.

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Bitter first, sweet later

You might have also seen this fruit before. We'd like you to identify what's inside it.

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Ho-ho-ho

Well, Merry Christmas! - if you are celebrating it, that is. But even if you aren't, chocolate is probably one of your favorite treats, right? And it comes from the fruit seen in the previous picture.

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All about the tree

The leaves you see here belong to an evergreen tree. They are used to produce a spicy oil. But what we are looking for is something made from the tree itself. Actually from the bark. Any ideas?

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Don't bark

You recognize these brown rolls, don't you? It's cinnamon and it's really part of the tree's bark. When harvested, only 0.5 mm of the inner bark are used, which leaves cinnamon strips that are meters long and curl into rolls when dried.

Part of our modern life is that we know very little about the plastic-wrapped goods in our shopping carts. We at DW want to change that at least a little by showing you what you're buying - the way nature invented it.